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    Khanate, or Chanat, is a Turco-Mongolian-originated word used to describe a political entity ruled by a Khan. (Wikipedia) - Khanate For other uses, see Khanate (disambiguation).
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    Khanate, or Khaganate, is a Turkish-Mongolian-originated word used to describe a political entity ruled by a Khan or Khagan. In modern Turkish, the word used is kağanlık or hanlık and in modern Azeri of the republic of Azerbaijan, xanlıq. In Mongolian the word khanlig is used, as in "Khereidiin Khanlig" meaning the Khanate of the Kerait. This political entity is typical for people from the Eurasian Steppe and it can be equivalent to tribal chiefdom, principality, kingdom or even empire.


    Turkic khanates Mongol khanates

    When Genghis Khan established appanages for his family in the Mongolian Empire during his reign, his sons, daughters, and grandsons inherited several sections of the empire. Later Mongolian khanates emerged from those appanages as follows:

    The Oirats established the following khanates in the 17th century:

    Tatar and Central Asian Turkic khanates

    17th century divided into several minor khanates without importance, real power going to the so-called Khwaja, Arabic Islamic religious leaders; title changed to Amir Khan in 1873, annexed by China in 1877.

    18th to early 19th century Khanates of the Caucasus in the Qajar empire Khanates in Iran of the Qajar period

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    See Also:Ilkhanate

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